Barrister Benedict Tompkins writes:
President, New Zealand Law Society
Subject: National Standards Committee investigation into comments made by Catriona MacLennan
I am an enrolled barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand. I am also called to the Bar of England and Wales, and practice as a barrister from Chambers in London.
I write about the National Standards Committee investigation into comments made by a barrister, Catriona MacLennan, to the New Zealand Herald.
The Committee’s decision to commence and proceed with that investigation is repugnant.
For the reasons below, I ask that your Board remove the convenor and members of the National Standards Committee in question from office.